CMS Proposes Expanded Health-Related Services in Medicare Advantage

This week, n4a submitted comments on a CMS proposal that would allow Medicare Advantage plans to offer primarily health-related services to beneficiaries. n4a supports this and other opportunities to bridge the gap between the health care and social services sectors, but also encourages CMS to ensure that all Medicare beneficiaries have access to health-related services and supports that can improve health outcomes and reduce Medicare costs.

n4a's comments also urge CMS to ensure that beneficiaries have adequate access to independent Medicare counseling and educational resources to help them fully understand their coverage options—especially as the Agency also proposes policies that could further complicate the Medicare landscape.

Are you planning to attend next month's n4a Aging Policy Briefing? If so, join us at the Pre-Conference Intensive, Productive Partnerships with Health Care: What You Need to Know About Medicare Payment and Quality Assurance immediately before the briefing where we will discuss, in detail, these emerging opportunities for AAAs and other CBOs to partner with Medicare Advantage plans.